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The Naropa University Archive Project is preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The library was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (the university's Department of Writing and Poetics) founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. It contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U....



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Anne Waldman lectures on performance and poetry, focusing on the poet as shaman. She defines performance poetry, traces its history in relation to ritual and healing, and looks at how present day poets continue to function as shamans by receiving wisdom through suffering and conducting rituals for the benefit of society. She describes the work of Mircea Eliade and gives examples of contemporary shamanistic practices. During the second part of the lecture she reads and plays recordings of 20th...
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by Orlovsky, Peter
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First class of seven taught by Peter Orlovsky in series titled, Poetry for Dumb Students. Orlovsky reads the poetry of Nikolai Klyuev. Students then read their own poetry followed by brief discussions as a class.
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by Whalen, Philip
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Second half of Class 3 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen first discusses a poem by Lew Welch, his methods, and the intricacies of lichen. Much of the remaining portion of the lecture is devoted to Hart Crane's "A Pastoral." Whalen also touches on the work of Alan Watts, T. S. Eliot, William Blake, Robert Graves, and Virginia Woolf. (Continued from 80p096.)
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, symbolism, American Modernist poetry
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Allen Ginsberg class on steps of revising autobiographical poems. The class includes readings of Hart Crane and Percy Shelley and discussions about Gregory Corso, Basil Bunting, and Ezra Pound. The class also includes discussions and reviews of student work.
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Topics: New American Poetry, modernist poetry, romantic poetry, autobiography, beat movement, objectivist
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by Whalen, Philip
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Second half of Class 1 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen continues his exploration of Wallace Stevens' life and work, focusing on Stevens' interaction with nature, and the unique qualities of nature. (Continued from 80p094.) Class 2 begins. (see 80p095.)
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, symbolism, American Modernist poetry
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by Berkson, Bill
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A class, "Transmitting," taught by Bill Berkson at the Naropa Institute June 21, 1978. Among the various topics covered in Berkson's lecture: D.H. Lawrence, Rudy Burkhardt, Willem de Kooning, Clark Coolidge, John Cage, Alex Katz and Charles Reznikoff. Berkson also reads and discusses his poem "Negative." This is class 2 of 2.
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by Katz, Eliot; Levitsky, Rachel
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A reading, June 19, 2004 held at Naropa University including Eliot Katz and Rachel Levitsky. Katz reads new and old poem. Levitsky reads a selection of her translations of Zhang Er and ends with a lengthy reading from her manuscript in progress Neighbor. This is part 1 of 2.
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by Whalen, Philip
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First half of Class 8 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen discusses Wallace Stevens's poem "Academic Discourse at Havana." Specific attention is given to French poets--Stephane Mallarme, Paul Valery, Andre Gide, and others--who influenced Stevens. (Continues on 80p106.) Keywords: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, American modernist poetry,...
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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This is a class that Allen Ginsberg taught at the Naropa Institute in 1988 on Improvised Poetics. Ginsberg instructs students in several writing and visualization exercises in order for them to engage mind and its structure and form. He also reads Kerouac's essay, "Essentials of Spontaneous Prose," and then discusses Kerouac and Neil Cassidy stories and techniques extensively with the class. The story of how "First thought, best thought" came about as a play between Chogyam...
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by Bye, Reed; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Reed Bye reads pieces including "Life and Death," "Life and Death," and "Simple House," and "To a Prisoner Waiting." Anne Waldman reads pieces including "Stones," "Waiting," and "Animals." Allen Ginsberg reads his "Ode to Failure," a Sapphic poem, and "Classical Bathtub Thoughts" among others. continued from 80P171
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by Scalapino, Leslie
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A Leslie Scalapino class on poetic composition. Scalapino discusses courtly love poetry, the serial composition, and particularities in Robert Creeley's poetry.
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by Waldman, Anne
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Anne Waldman, Rotating Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, June 1980. Waldman presents a class on Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, discussing the historical, biographical, and cultural context of the play as well as exploring the main characters and reading from the more famous speeches of the play. (Continued on 80P140). This is class 1 of 4.
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by Rowan, Peter; Taylor, Steven
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Second part of a Peter Rowan concert at the Naropa Institue. Rowan plays "Mama was a country girl," "My son, my son," "I dreamed of a home," "O Grandfather," "Sang all the songs we once sang," "No Woman, No Cry" and "In the land of the Navajo." Rowan talks about a Naropa fair and invites students on stage to sing "Brothers for life" and "Outlaw babies." (Continued from 87P027 and continues on 87P029)
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Sam Charters lecture on Jack Kerouac and jazz at the Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. The lecture includes discussions on jazz of the Beat generation, be-bop, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and a recording of Kerouac and Steve Allen reading "Mexico City blues."
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by Corso, Gregory; Kyger, Joanne
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This section of Beat and other Rebel Angels course taugh by Joanne Kyger in 1991 begins with students reading papers based on their learnings of Lew Welch. Joanne then proceeds to give a detailed account of Gregory Corso's life with anecdotal stories interspersed. She talks of his incarceration and first finding literature and writing while in Clinton jail and how he first met Allen Ginsberg. The students then read Corso's poem "Marriage." A tape of Corso reading his poems "All...
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by Burroughs, William S.
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Second half of a reading by John Giorno and William S. Burroughs at the Naropa Institute in July of 1976. Burroughs reads a longer piece, "Tio Mate smiles" from The Wild Boys, as well as a few shorter pieces, including "The do-rights" from the Nova Express, "When did I stop wanting to be president?" and "From here to eternity." (Continued from 76P115)
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First half of an Andrew Schelling class on the poetic and literary traditions of indigenous peoples and how poetry and music are used for healing in indigenous societies. He talks about how indigenous societies have been damaged by contact with industrialized nations and discusses the concept of shamanism. He describes various types of indigenous literature including love songs, work songs, healing rituals, and magical incantations, relating them to musical and literary traditions in American...
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by Prevallet, Kristin
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A Kristin Prevallet lecture, "A Poem is never by itself alone," July 2001. Prevallet talks about investigative poetics: inquiry and investigative aspects. She reads from an essay about the philosophical principles of (relational) investigative poetics mentioning Olson's "total concentration," Manuel De Landa's book "A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History," and the inspiration question of an investigative poet, then gives practical examples. There is a question and...
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by Holmes, John Clellon
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John Holmes workshop topics include finding your own voice, education, discussion of poetic truth, and Kerouac's novels and Henry Miller, and Journal keeping[by Ann] John Clellon Holmes teaches a workshop on writing, focusing on fiction and prose. He discusses Kerouac's novels, including Visions of Cody, which Kerouac intended to be a more truthful account of the events that inspired On the road. Holmes also talks about how to find your own voice as a writer, poetic truth, and other aspects of...
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by Brown, Lee Ann; Kyger, Joanne; Torn, Tony
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Joanne Kyger reads an assortment of pieces, including a prose piece made up of letters from Philip Whalen, excerpts from her series "Shine It On, for Larry Fagin," and "The Toke Princess." Lee Ann Brown and Tony Torn read several poems including "The Baby in the Wheelchair" and sonnets. Lee Ann also sings several songs, including "The Ballad of Susan Smith." This is part 2 of 2.
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by diPrima, Diane; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a reading by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Diane diPrima. Some of the readings included are Ginsberg's "Stay Away from the White House," "Waldman's "Empty Speech" and diPrima reading from "Revolutionary Letters." (Continued from 74p008.)
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by Burroughs, William S.
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First half of a lecture by William S. Burroughs including a tape recorded experiment called "Paranormal Voices," a cut-up experiment of Brion Gysin, experiments with Sommerville, messages from dreams, The Last Words of Dutch Schultz, and phrases of minimal context. Burroughs also discusses Shakespeare, computers, Homer, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, and Carl Jung. Lecture ends with a question and answer session. (Continues on 76p019.) Keywords: beat movement, experimental...
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by Rothenberg, Jerome
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A Jerome Rothenberg class about shamans in Yanomamo society. He compares a film shown in a previous class to the commercial film The Emerald Forest and looks at how both films distort the realities of Yanomamo culture. He also discusses Yanomamo creation myths and other aspects of Yanomamo culture. Part 2 of a three part class series.
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71U031 is part 2 of Gregory Bateson's 1971 lecture on consciousness and psychopathology.
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by Ginsberg, Allen; Hawkins, Bobbie Louise; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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A performance by Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, and Steven Taylor. The recording includes: Ginsberg accompanied by Taylor performing "1948: A Western Ballad," Hawkins's "Middle-Aged Woman Stardust Rap," and Waldman accompanied by Taylor performing "Contra Chant." Also included is an untitled song performed by Taylor.
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First half of a class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, in a series of classes in the Summer of 1975. Ginsberg focuses on meter and measure in English poetry, specifically with the work of the poets Thomas Campion and William Shakespeare. Ginsberg also gives his personal history with the use of measure and meter in his own poetry. (Continues on 75P008B)
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Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance, discussing sacred performance and clowns, including Barbara Tedlock's book Teachings from the American Earth, Elsie Parson's book Pueblo Indian Religion, Black Elk's description of sacred clowns, Crow Indian sacred clowns, the relationship between clown and shaman, sexual behavior among Pueblo clowns, proto clowns, trickster gods and Balinese clowns. Part 5 of a series.
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First half of a reading by John Giorno and William S. Burroughs at the Naropa Institute in July of 1976. Buddhist practitioner and poet, Giorno, reads two of his poems, "Drinking the blood of every woman's period," and "Shit, piss, blood, puss and brains." (Continues on 76P116)
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by Whalen, Philip
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Second half of Class 11 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen focuses on two later poems from Wallace Stevens, "To an Old Philosopher in Rome" and "The Rock", with digressions on Santayana and other Stevens poems. (Contineued from 80p110.)
Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, Buddhism, symbolism, American Modernist poetry
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by Waldman, Anne
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Anne Waldman, Rotating Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, June 1980. Waldman concludes her first class on Troilus and Cressida, giving a writing assignment based on the play and playing audio recordings of scenes from the play. (Continued from 80P139). This is class 2 of 4.
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by Hollo, Anselm
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This is a recording of a class taught by Anselm Hollo on hermeticism. He dialigues with the class about such aspects of hermeticism as exile, language, archetype, religion, and specific writers who have hermetic traits. Hollo also discusses alchemy, Arabian roots of math and science, and some Buddhist concepts. In this tape the students read a piece of their poetry for the class to workshop aloud.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute April 17, 1980. Ginsberg begins the class by discussing and reading from George Herbert. He then reads a selection of Jack Kerouac's poetry finally ending by reading and discussing selections of James Shirley and Thomas Carey's poetry. This is class 21 of 33.
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Second half of an Allen Ginsberg class on writing poetry. He begins by referring to William Carlos Williams's exhortation, "No ideas but in things," comparing it to Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's statement that "Things are symbols of themselves." He reads from Shakespeare's poetry to illustrate his point. During the lecture, Ginsberg also touches on Haiku, Kerouac, and other topics. (Continued from 84P022)
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by Whalen, Philip
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Second half of Class 8 of "In the Pressure Tank" series held at Naropa Institute between July 23 and August 20, 1980. (The whole series is contained on 80P093-115.) Philip Whalen discusses Wallace Stevens's poem "Academic Discourse at Havana." Specific attention is given to French poets--Stephane Mallarme, Paul Valery, Andre Gide, and others--who influenced Stevens. (Continued from 80p105.)
Topics: New American Poetry, Buddhism, symbolism, American Modernist poetry
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by Randall, Margaret; Zamora, Daisy
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This is the final segment of a Margaret Randall workshop. In this continuation from 90P063, 90P064, 90P065, and 90P066 Daisy Zamora is discussing the recent election in Nicaragua that elected Violeta Chamorro. She discusses the campaigning, the 17.5 million dollars given to the Chamorro campaign by the US and the promises, vote buying, economic embargo and deflated spirit of the Nicaraguan people that all played apart in the election process. She details the different party promises and...
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by Corso, Gregory
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Class instructed by Gregory Corso. The class covers various topics including Shelley's birthday and biography, women poets, men as mystical/women as magical, and student poems. This is class 4 of 8.
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Second half of an Anne Waldman lecture on the use of the cut-up technique in the work of William S. Burroughs, tracing it from its early development through his later work. She reads from Burroughs's writing and an interview with him in The Paris Review, plays his cut-up tapes, and talks about how Burroughs extended the idea of cut-ups beyond writing to a way of understanding the universe in magical and mystical terms. (Continued from 85P067)
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by diPrima, Diane; Ginsberg, Allen; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a performance with Naropa faculty members Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Diane DiPrima, Michael Ondaatje, and Eileen Myles performing songs, poetry, and prose at the Fox Theater in Boulder, Colorado. Selections include Ginsberg's "End and prayer blues," Waldman's "Jack Kerouac dream" and "Litany against AIDS," diPrima's "Neighborhood" and "I fail as a dharma teacher" Ondaatje's "Brother thief" and excerpts from his book...
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by Waldman, Anne
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First half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. The class consists of notes on Jane Austen and readings of her work, discussion of Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys, and a discussion of the goddess and her role in women's writings. Readings make up most of the class. (Continued on 77p073.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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by Snyder, Gary
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by Aebi, Irene; Lacy, Steve
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Second half of a class by Steve Lacy and Irene Aebi discussing how they choose poems to set to music and the process of setting the piece to music. Lacy and Aebi perform "I cut the curtains of deception." They teach the class the song, "I said to joy." The class learns and sings the song while Lacy plays the piano. Other songs include "I know the truth," "Song of the woods," "I live like a cuckoo," "The whisper," "The...
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Second half of a workshop with William S. Burroughs comparing his works to those of Jack Kerouac, discussing their writing techniques. Burroughs provides biographical information on where the two met and their relationship. He also discusses what it means to be a writer and how many people are not writers even though they claim to be and have published work. Burroughs responds to questions about his relationship with Kerouac, dreams, and his own literary influences. This workshop took place...
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by Berssenbrugge, Mei Mei; Guest, Barbara; Waldman, Anne
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A Barbara Guest Tribute with Barbara Guest and Anne Waldman. The tribute includes Waldman discussing Guest's titles, Guest's biography on HD, and a reading. Guest continues a discussion on what a poem is, followed by a reading and comments on erasure, hauntedness, physicallity, and destructiveness, a discussion on ego, availability of information, and "experimental" being gone from Naropa.
Topics: Mei Mei Berssenbrugge, Barbara Guest, Anne Waldman
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by Baraka, Amiri
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Second half of a class by Amiri Baraka on revolution and art. Subjects include Harlem Renaissance, American modernism, Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, music composition, and a discussion of his murdered sister. Works by the class are also included in the discussion. (Continued from 85p088.)
Topics: Sound Poetry, New American Poetry, New York School, political poetry, Black Arts Movement
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by Ginsberg, Allen; McClure, Michael
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Second half of a reading with Allen Ginsberg and Michael McClure, featuring Ginsberg songs "Guru Blues," and "Gospel Noble Truths," a few Ginsberg poems, and two poems by McClure. (Continued from 76p107.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, beat movement, music and literature
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Second half of a lecture by Robert Creeley on Jack Spicer and Robert Duncan. Creeley discusses dreams, the Earth Attractive, traditional forms, Charles Hartman's free verse, Robert Frost, Aristotle and tragedy, and restricted verse. (Continued from 86p013.) Keywords: New American Poetry, objectivist poetry, Black Mountain School, art in literature, music in literature, San Francisco Renaissance, modernism
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by Snyder, Gary
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This August 1983 recording is of Gary Snyder reading in Boulder for the first time since 1972. It is a selection of poetry from his new work "Axe Handles." The commentary between poems reflects his interest im Buddhism and his travelling and anthropological experiences. He comments on the inspirations for some of his written works.
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First half of a second class with Allen Ginsberg discussing William Carlos Williams's prosody. (First class is on 76P050-051) This discussion touches on the various prosodies and writing processes of William Burroughs, Andrei Voznesensky, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Wyatt and Jack Kerouac. Ginsberg focuses on the way in which prosody might serve idiosyncratic thought patterns and an individual's rhythms. (Continued on 76P053)
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institue April 3, 1980. Ginsberg begins by discussing the prosody of Ezra Pound's Pisan Cantos, reading #80 in full, then segues into the bulk of the lecture centered around the prosody of English poet Ben Jonson. This is class 20 of 33.
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by Blaser, Robin
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Robin Blaser presents another of his famously unsummarizable lectures, in which he searches with us for guides on the journey "From there to here to where: writing." "There" is Blaser's early childhood in Idaho, living in a train car and learning about syphilis from a tent chautauqua. "Here" is the hell that, as Pound said, holding his hands across his heart, is "here." "Where" is the question of where we are now, and where we are going,...
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by Schelling, Andrew
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Wrap up of a class by Andrew Schelling focusing on crisis cults, protest songs as healing songs, songs with meaningless language, an Anne Waldman abortion poem, the poet as witness, Anna Akmanava poems, epic travel poems, activism and letter writing. (Continued from 90p003.)
Topics: New American Poetry, political poetry
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Second half of a class from Anne Waldman's month-long series on female writers, "Some Women Writers," during the summer of 1977. The entire class is Anne reading selections from Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. (Continued from 77p073.)
Topics: New American Poetry, New York School, women poets, feminist poetry, spiritualism and literature
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by Adam, Helen
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First half of a lecture by Helen Adam on topics including repetition, Percy Shelley, W.H. Auden, Rudyard Kipling, poets as music makers, and ballads. Readings include "The Looking Glass" and "A Smuggler's Song." A question and answer period follows the lecture. (Continues on 79p026.)
Topics: New American Poetry, music and literature, performance poetry
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by Aebi, Irene; Elmslie, Kenward; Lacy, Steve; Owen, Maureen; Patton, Julie; Taylor, Steven; Torres, Edwin; Waldman, Anne; Welish, Marjorie
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A panel on visual arts and performance chaired by Anne Waldman. Panelists Marjorie Welish, Maureen Owen, Edwin Torres, Steve Lacy, Irene Aebi, Kenward Elmslie, Julie Patton, and Steven Taylor make individual statements about the relationships between the creative arts and respond to questions from the audience. The panelists discuss their performance and collaboration work in writing, music, and other art forms. Several panelists place themselves in a historical context, discussing their...
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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The fourth in a series of a basic poetics class taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa. In this class he continues his discussion of Old English poetry stressing this time the alliterative aspects of the verse. Also included is Old Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse such as Beowulf and Sir Gwain and the Green Knight then shifts into The Age of Anxiety by W. H. Auden (who in this 100 pg. poem uses Old English meter and Anglo-Saxon alliteration) to draw a fine juxtaposition in the evolution and...
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by Ginsberg, Allen
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Allen Ginsberg class on Expansive Poetics. He opens by talking about Pushkin and reads his "The Prophet," "Message to Syberia" and a couple others. He then moves to American `19th century authors and talks about Edgar Allen Poe and reads "The Bells" and "Anabelle Lee." He then talks about rhythm and the spondee and goes into great details explaining and giving examples of different meters. He defines meter and foot. Then he moves into Herman Mellville and...
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Allen Ginsberg class on Beat literary history of the 1950's, discussing William S. Burroughs's book Junky and his first meeting with Herman Hunke. Ginsbergs discusses passages from the book, including teaheads (page 17), informers (page 47), fags (page 72), the Rio Grande Valley (page 105) and interzone prototypes (page 111). Part 2 of a 20 part series.
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Second half of a class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg, from a series of classes during the summer of 1975. Ginsberg talks about the songs of the poet William Blake. He sings to the class accompanied with his harmonium, performing several selections from Blake's "Songs of innocence" and "Songs of experience." (Continued from 75P013)
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by Thomas, Lorenzo
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Second half of a Lorenzo Thomas class on the history, context, and structure of blues songs. He plays and sings examples of blues songs including those of Robert Johnson, Bessie Smith, and Lightnin' Hopkins, and discusses them with the class. (Continued from 89P115)
First half of a Peter Lamborn Wilson (aka Hakim Bey) lecture on the temporary autonomous zone, or the pleasures of disappearance. Wilson looks at the ways in which individuals and groups have created alternatives or found refuges from dominant repressive social realities. He gives examples of groups who created islands of autonomy in repressive cultures, such as pirates and colonists who joined the colonized. He also looks at how artists and writers have achieved temporary autonomous zones in...
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First half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing vividness and close observation in writing, particularly the writers who do it, including Walt Whitman, haiku, Jack Kerouac, Reznikoff, Imagists and William Carlos Williams. Ends with Ginsberg reading a poem that was a partial model for "Howl."(Continues on 86p306B.)
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Topics: New American Poetry, beat movement, Buddhism, consciousness and literature
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by Gladman, Renee; Kyger, Joanne; Mullen, Harryette; Sikelianos, Eleni; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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Second half of a panel with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Eleni Sikelianos, Harryette Mullen, Steven Taylor, Renee Gladman. This section contains the remainder of the question and answer session. Topics discussed include gendered grammar and syntax, the feminization of America, the commodification of sex, and the patriarchy. (Continued from 02P031)
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Second half of an evening of poetry, prose, and music with Naropa faculty members Steven Taylor, Andrei Codrescu, Anne Waldman, Kathy Acker, and Bob Holman. Acker and Holman read from their works, including Holman's "For the birds," "Hey, what did I say," and "Censor not." (Continued from 91P158)
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A class, "Rotating Shakespeare," taught by Philip Whalen at the Naropa Institute August 8, 1980. Whalen continues discussing Pericles and Shakespeare in general. This is part 3 of 3.
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by Coolidge, Clark; Mayer, Bernadette; Scalapino, Leslie
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Clark Coolidge, Bernadette Mayer, and Leslie Scalapino reading of a selection of their own works. The authors also comment on the inspiration, background, and process of their writing.
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A Julie Patton performance, "Boulder: an opera," a rock opera performance piece with spoken word and backbround music, performed at the Boulder opera house.
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Second half of a Steven Taylor lecture on the history of music, beginning with music in ancient Egypt, Sumer, and Greece and moving on to the evolution of music in European countries. He discusses the Greek modes and plays examples of music from different periods. The lecture ends with a recording of an Ed Sanders musical setting of a latin phrase. (Continued from 86P052)
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First half of a poetry reading at Naropa Institute with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Amiri Baraka, and Steven Taylor performing songs. Ginsberg reads "Howl" and "Footnote to Howl." Taylor sings "The virus will take one in ten" and "As I walked out one morning." Waldman reads "May I speak thus" and other poems. Baraka reads "The mind of the president," "The best kept secret," "Masked angel costume," "Changes...
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by Snyder, Gary
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Gary Snyder chairs a colloquium consisting of unnamed faculty members in which they discuss art in terms of right occupation, entertainment. product, process, morality, quality, and one's audience.
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by Clausen, Andy; Hollo, Anselm; Whalen, Philip
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80p182 and 80p181 contain parts 1 and 2, respectively, of a reading given on 7/23/80 by Allen Ginsberg, Andy Clausen, and Philip Whalen. 80p181 contains additional material: a reading given by Anselm Hollo on 7/30/80. [Note: Hollo appears to be the final reader at another event, although it is not clear which tape contains the rest of this event. This is part 1 of 2.
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by Waldman, Anne
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This first class of Waldman's graduate Gertrude Stein seminar centers on Stein's book The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. The class discusses their reading of the text in-depth and Waldman lectures on Stein's earlier life, her teachers, brother and her relationship with Alice B. Toklas.
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by Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg presents a class on "Spiritual Poetics." Ginsberg discusses the influence of haiku on the Beats and the relative merits of tape recorders and notebooks for writing poetry. He then reads and comments on selections from the Collected Earlier Poems of William Carlos Williams. (Continued on 74P003). This is part 1 of 3.
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by Coolidge, Clark
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A class taught by Clark Coolidge at the Naropa Institute June 30, 1980. Coolidge speaks about Shakespeare's Timon Of Athens. This is part 2 of 4.
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by Gladman, Renee; Kyger, Joanne; Mullen, Harryette; Sikelianos, Eleni; Taylor, Steven; Waldman, Anne
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First half of a panel with Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, Eleni Sikelianos, Harryette Mullen, Steven Taylor, and Renee Gladman. Waldman reads "Sister arise and vocalize: is there anyone under that chador?" Kyger discusses modernist women poets. Sikelianos reads "Yo, self / yo, maximus." Mullen discusses categories, forms, and perceptions. Taylor discusses Claude Levi-Strauss, Simone de Beauvoir, Julia Kristeva. Renee Gladman discusses poetry and triangles. (Continues on 02P032)